May 20, 2022

Highway Department

3/31/2022

All load restrictions have been removed off of Union County Highways.

 

 

2/28/2022

7 ton per axle weight limits were placed on all Union County Highway system asphalt surfaced roads,

as well as #1G (307th between 481st & River Road), #14 (304th between State 11 & River Road) & #27 (481st between State 46 & 302nd).

 

 

NOTICE TO UNION COUNTY RESIDENTS

 

DETRIMENTAL USE OF RIGHTS-OF-WAY ALONG COUNTY HIGHWAYS IS ILLEGAL

 

Instances have come to the attention of the Union County Highway Department of violations of South Dakota Codified Law 31-32-3.1, entitled INTENTIONAL DUMPING ON HIGHWAY RIGHT OF WAY PROHIBITED. This statute applies to all public highways, all County Highways, and Township Roads. The piling of snow on County Highways, or within the Right-of-Way thereof, causes a serious hazard to the traveling public and constitutes a Class 1 misdemeanor. These piles of snow can cause serious injuries or fatalities if struck by a vehicle. They also cost the County funds to remove or push back. Because the piles of snow can become very solid, and at times contain debris, serious damage to County snow removal equipment can occur.

 

The County can recover the cost of equipment damage from the individual responsible for the snow piles, SDCL 31-32-9. In addition the person performing this misdemeanor also may be legally liable in the event of a vehicle accident. Please remove or flatten any piles you may have placed on public highways, as well as refrain from piling snow in the future.

 

UNION COUNTY COMMISSION

UNION COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

 

Union County Highway Department

501 E. Pleasant Street

Elk Point, SD 57025-2159

Office Phone: (605) 356-2351

Shop Phone: (605) 356-3251

FAX: (605) 356-2348

Email: [email protected]

Summer Office Hours

March 27, 2022 – October 29, 2022

Monday – Thursday (Excluding Holidays)

6:30 A.M. –5:00 P.M.

Office Staff

Highway Superintendent: Jerry Buum – [email protected]

Executive Secretary: Cristy Harkness – [email protected]

Administrative Assistant: Samantha Langley – [email protected]

Elk Point Crew

Bob Bradshaw

Larry Clark

Doug Irwin

Paul Limoges

Oliver Morris

Jeff Noteboom – Assistant Superintendent

Dale Steckelberg

 

 

Alcester Shop

110 Ofstad Street

Alcester, SD 57001

Shop Phone: (605) 934-2210

Fax: (605) 934-2209

Alcester Crew

Richard Beeler – Road Foreman

Josh Homandberg

Dale Jurrens

Derek Lykken

Verlyn Portz

 

 

Various Permits:

Please fill out the forms listed below and email to [email protected]

Application for permit within and/or across the right of way of Union County Highways:

Utility ROW Permit 01.27.2020

Oversize/Overwidth Permit:

Sample Moving Permit

The links below are not completely functional at this time

Maps

2016 Union County Structure Map

 

Union County Highway System Map

2007 Union County System 2012 June 18

Links

For South Dakota Interstate & Highway closures

https://www.sd511.org/#zoom=6.2640248608354225&lon=-100.25790688632764&lat=44.534462756719535&incd&acon&dstb&dstr&obst&schd&road-cond&cams&rwis

South Dakota Motor Carrier Enforcement

https://dps.sd.gov/safety-enforcement/highway-patrol/motor-carrier

South Dakota Driver’s License Information

https://dps.sd.gov/driver-licensing

Preparedness Guides

https://dps.sd.gov/emergency-services/emergency-management/preparedness

National Weather Service – Sioux Falls

https://www.weather.gov/fsd/

Big Sioux River Hydrology

https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=fsd

 

 

   

 
 
 
Last updated on May 19, 2022 4:39 pm